Murder Victim's Family Sues NJ City for $200 million

Discussion in 'Law and Justice System' started by chanel, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. chanel
    Offline

    chanel Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2009
    Messages:
    12,130
    Thanks Received:
    2,746
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Location:
    People's Republic of NJ
    Ratings:
    +2,749
    New Jersey Supreme Court to decide if Jersey City can be sued in case of man who murdered his sister and two of her children | NJ.com

    Horrific tragedy. Horrific lawsuit.

    What say you?
     
  2. Montrovant
    Offline

    Montrovant Fuzzy bears!

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Messages:
    11,282
    Thanks Received:
    1,823
    Trophy Points:
    255
    Location:
    Beyond the Veil
    Ratings:
    +3,378
    The lawsuit might not be horrific if it is not intended to actually win all that money but to make a point. Assuming they don't give out anywhere near that amount of money, it could be a good thing if the 911 operators were poorly trained or truly mishandled their job, if only to point a light at that.

    Of course, it could well just be another frivolous suit hoping to make a money grab.
     
  3. chanel
    Offline

    chanel Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2009
    Messages:
    12,130
    Thanks Received:
    2,746
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Location:
    People's Republic of NJ
    Ratings:
    +2,749
    It amazes me that the 911 operators don't have caller I.D. In fact, I don't believe it. They say the operators erred in not asking for a call back number. They shouldn't have to IMHO. It was miscommunication on the caller's part. I don't blame him, but I don't think the 911 people did anything wrong. They didn't follow up because they simply weren't told.
     
  4. Yurt
    Offline

    Yurt Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2004
    Messages:
    25,583
    Thanks Received:
    3,554
    Trophy Points:
    270
    Location:
    Hot air ballon
    Ratings:
    +5,038
    lawsuits like this, that ask for the pie in the sky award, are why so many have a negative attitude towards most lawsuits. it doesn't help anyone to bring a lawsuit like this. this is beyond punitive punishment and when you're suing a government entity, $200 mill is way outside their insurance coverage for an incident like this, so you are in reality suing your fellow citizens. and you are harming cases where there are legitimate damages that should be awarded.
     
  5. syrenn
    Offline

    syrenn BANNED

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Messages:
    47,839
    Thanks Received:
    10,387
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +10,404
    They are only looking for a pay out. To bad, my vote would be against.


     
  6. California Girl
    Offline

    California Girl BANNED

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Messages:
    50,337
    Thanks Received:
    8,960
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +8,965
    While I can understand the anger of the victims family, lawsuits like this are not the way to fix the problem.
     
  7. chanel
    Offline

    chanel Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2009
    Messages:
    12,130
    Thanks Received:
    2,746
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Location:
    People's Republic of NJ
    Ratings:
    +2,749
    Yes and whenever there is a child death, it seems everyone wants to "blame the system" or "blame society" There is only one to blame. And he is in jail.
     
  8. syrenn
    Offline

    syrenn BANNED

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Messages:
    47,839
    Thanks Received:
    10,387
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +10,404

    Sue him.

    :clap2:
     
  9. JBeukema
    Offline

    JBeukema BANNED

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Messages:
    25,613
    Thanks Received:
    1,703
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    everywhere and nowhere
    Ratings:
    +1,705
    Wait. If I call 9-1-1 here, then hang up, then don't answer when they do their special *69 deal, they send police and fire.


    So the technology clearly exists to trace the call...
     

Share This Page